Maximal swimming speed

Value 589 μm/s Range: Table - link μm/s
Organism Archaea Methanocaldococcus jannaschii
Reference Herzog & Wirth, 2012. Swimming behavior of selected species of Archaea, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(6):1670-674 p.1672 table 1PubMed ID22247169
Method "Analyses were done by use of [researchers'] thermo-microscope (see reference 11 for a detailed description), which in principle consists of a normal phase-contrast light microscope (Olympus BX50) located inside a Plexiglas housing."
Comments "Control experiments (data not shown) indicated that no difference in swimming behaviors was observed if cells were transferred into the rectangular glass capillaries under anaerobic or aerobic conditions. For ease of operation, glass capillaries therefore were filled under aerobic conditions and closed on both ends by Super Glue. This procedure took less than 1 min, and the medium was still anaerobic inside the glass capillaries, as indicated by a lack of coloration of the redox indicator resazurin used in the anaerobic medium. Table 1 gives a summary of the results obtained, which [researchers] interpret as follows."
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